A quiet, beautiful campsite is perched above Malaspina Strait near Dinner Rock Island, between Powell River and Lund, BC. During recent safety upgrades, a number of danger trees were removed. The actual “Dinner Rock” is a small rocky island that lies in sight just off to the south of the campsite.
Dinner Rock was the site of a a tragic accident on the night of October 11, 1947. The MV Gulf Stream, a 145-foot passenger in service for Gulf Lines Ltd., was en route from Vancouver to Lund when it drifted off course in poor weather conditions and collided with Dinner Rock Island. The lives of three children and two women were lost in the accident. The vessel hit the rock with such force that it slid up onto the steep shore where it rolled over and partially sank.
MV GULF STREAM SHIPWRECK – Victoria International Marina
A Tale of Tragedy And Heroism – The Wreck Of The MV Gulf Stream By Sean Percy
Chef Albert McKewan Survived A Tragic Shipwreck
The Wreck of the Gulfstream – The Nauticapedia